Shawn L. Bird

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poem-feeding birds (again) August 20, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:48 pm
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The chickadees are spreading the word,

New restaurant in the neighbourhood!

Oh, such gossip and chatter in the trees,

when I’ve filled the feeder with sunflower seeds!

 

poem-new March 1, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:56 am
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The birds return

set sights on sites and sing

in fervor with that mating thing

You take to the road

push pedals for a hundred k

while I wait for petals,

seek something to say

and all of these are just the way

we mark each new spring.

Me.  You.  New.

too.

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POETS! You are cordially invited to contribute an original poem or link to https://shawnbird.com/poetic-diversity-project/ Today’s exploration- POEMS OF PLACE.  Please feel free to comment instead, about your environment and how it contributes to your writing.

 

poem-duck advice April 10, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:40 am
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Duck:

observe the legato ease of

geese relaxing in their Vs,

or eagles, reaching out their sides

to slice the skies,

even the tiny wren flies

from tree to tree efficiently,

but you,

you flap

over-happily

like a rattlepated,

frenzied drunk,

Duck.

 

A chorus line July 1, 2013

Two horses, white and bay

stand companionably

munching their lunches.

Atop the bay,

upon each vertebrae,

perches a bitty bird,

observing the world:

A small flock aligned

along an equine

telephone line.

The white mare,  back bare,

munches, and muses

on popularity’s

winners and losers.

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Coming home from work the other day, I looked into a field and was amused to see this sight.  I wish I’d had my camera with me, but since I didn’t, here’s a picture made from words for you. 😉

 

 
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